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June 2018

2018 IABC World Conference

June 3 - June 6

  Save the date for the 2018 IABC World Conference, June 3–6 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in Montréal, Canada! For more information or to pre-register, visit the IABC World Conference website.

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Roof Tops and River Views at Groupon Networking and Volunteer Recognition Event

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Groupon Corporate Headquarters, 600 West Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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  Join us Thursday, June 7 on the roof top of Groupon’s Chicago headquarters to take in the river view and toast to the summer with IABC Chicago! Having made its debut in late 2017, we’re excited to get a glimpse of Groupon’s amazing new roof top space while we mix and mingle with other communications professionals. Let’s also raise a glass to say “thanks” to our volunteers who served  IABC Chicago this year. Admission includes drinks, appetizers and networking galore. Register…

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Your Personal Brand: Know What It Is and Shape It to Help You Become a Stronger Communicator

June 21 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Osterio via Stato, 623 N. State
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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  What’s all the commotion these days about creating your personal brand? What is a personal brand anyway and why it is important to you as a successful communicator? Join us Thursday, June 21, as we welcome Tami Chapek, founder of WeInspireWe and Certified Professional Coach, as she leads us through an interactive working session on personal branding and how you can make your actions speak louder than words. Tami’s personal branding session will give participants: A clear and specific vision…

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Webinar: Awesome PowerPoint Tricks for Effective Presentations

June 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Awesome PowerPoint Tricks for Effective Presentations Presented by Richard Goring PowerPoint is the basis for much of the training material you use, and yet it’s text-heavy, dull and boring. This session will help you revolutionize the way you use it to make your presentations and other training materials more effective using visuals, diagrams and animation. It covers productivity tips on creating content, quick formatting and animating graphs in two clicks. It will help enhance your content with better design techniques, image…

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July 2018

Solution Provider Webinar: How to Justify Business Value From Your Employee Intranet

July 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by Sam Keninger As communication professionals we know intranets are important.  But we sometimes lack the ability justify how they impact the business.  To dig deeper, Simpplr interviewed a panel of practitioners to learn different ways companies justify their employee communication programs. Join Sam Keninger, head of research at Simpplr, as he shares learnings about how you can map your intranet program to the bigger picture. In this webinar, you will learn: Ways to justify the intranet investment in terms…

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Webinar: Proactive Crisis Management Part 1, Activism

July 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  Proactive Crisis Management: Activism: Part 1 Presented by John Deveney In 2018, brands are witnessing a wave of a new consumer activism. Since the beginning of 2016, one in five Americans has participated in some form of activist involvement. And many of them claim they plan on getting more active. Make sure that your brand is ready for whatever may come and tune in for part one of our two-part series on activist crisis management. An engaging introduction to preparing your…

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Webinar: The 9 Rules of Crisis Communication

July 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The 9 Rules of Crisis Communication Presented by Lane Kasselman Bad things happen on weekends, holidays and when the weather is nice—learn how to always be prepared for a crisis and the rules for communicating through it. Lane Kasselman, former Uber and AT&T communication and public affairs executive, will share his experience in navigating crisis and upholding an organization’s trust, credibility and reputation in the process. Presenter Lane Kasselman is a nationally recognized expert in crisis and public affairs. He led communications…

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Webinar: Reactive Crisis Management Part 2, Activism

July 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  Presented by John Deveney A progressively energized community of activists is part of a new reality for brands and businesses, that calls for new rules of engagement for brands when it comes to their reputation. This rise in consumer activism brings a new host of risks and challenges that brand managers often ignore at their detriment. Make sure that your brand is ready for to react to activists engagement. Tune in for part two of our two-part series on activist…

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IABC Chicago 2018 Bronze Quill Awards Submission Deadline

July 23

Download the 2018 Call for Entries brochure and submit your entry. Chicago communicators can now enter the 2018 Bronze Quill Awards sponsored by the Chicago chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). As ‘the Oscar’ for Chicago-area communications professionals, the contest recognizes the best and brightest work from all communications disciplines completed during 2018 – from marketing and public relations to writers and digital media experts. Previous winners represent companies large and small, including Allstate, Boeing, ComEd, McDonald’s, Sprint,…

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Webinar: The 9 Rules of Crisis Communication

July 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  Presented by Lane Kasselman Bad things happen on weekends, holidays and when the weather is nice—learn how to always be prepared for a crisis and the rules for communicating through it. Lane Kasselman, former Uber and AT&T communication and public affairs executive, will share his experience in navigating crisis and upholding an organization’s trust, credibility and reputation in the process. Presenter Lane Kasselman is a nationally recognized expert in crisis and public affairs. He led communications and public affairs for both…

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